IsilonSD Management Server overview

IsilonSD Management Server serves as a gateway for deploying OneFS clusters on VMware ESXi. You must successfully deploy and configure the management server in order to deploy the OneFS clusters.

The management server manages IsilonSD licenses and these licenses in turn determine the software modules that are available to you for accessing the advanced cluster capabilities. For information on deploying and configuring the IsilonSD Management Server, see the IsilonSD Edge With IsilonSD Management Server Installation and Administration Guide.

After you deploy and configure the management server, the IsilonSD Management Plug-in gets registered within VMware vCenter. You can access this plug-in to perform the following tasks:

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You cannot perform the aforementioned tasks through the web administration interface.

For information about the above tasks, refer to the IsilonSD Edge With IsilonSD Management Server Installation and Administration Guide.